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Can Jaundice Show Up In The Eyes Only
Sometimes first: Jaundice is the descriptive term for a yellowing of the body tissues due to liver illness in which the bilirubin metabolism is disturbed and collects in the body. As it is yellow, it stains tissue and sometimes the eye is the first noticed since the normal whites of the eyes turn yellowish. But if you see it there, it will not be long before the rest of the body changes. Liver evaluation needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more
Yellow eyes Jaundice: Various mechanisms result in jaundice. Most commonly obstruction bile flow is the cause. Here it is: 1- liver produces bile: part flows constantly into the duodenum, (small bowel) part is stored in the gallbladder. 2- if flow is obstructed it spills into the blood. The tissues become stained yellow (the color of bile) 3- the white sclera of the eyes shows it more easily and first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely liver related: The first thought in an adult would be an acute hepatitis (liver infection) that prevents the breakdown of metabolic wastes by the liver & they back up in the blood, leading to jaundice. Other forms of liver disease, poor function are other possibilities. All deserve a visit to the doctor. ...Read more
A few suggestions: Those would be two major causes but if there is a resolving hemorrhage, then sometimes the blood can go from red to yellow before disappearing. Alternatively, people with light freckles or normal pigmentation (from having dark skin) can have a yellowish looking eye, as well. ...Read more
Have it checked: Have it checked to find out what it is.What are the creases of your eyes do you mean eyelids? ...Read more
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